Accounting Career Under the Microscope Jacqueline Hodges July 31, 2017 Accounting, Linden Blog, School of Finance If you are considering or starting an accounting career? Then you will need to understand the accounting career pathways. In this article, we explain some accounting career choices by putting Accounting Career Under the Microscope. What is an accountant If you think accountants are only boring, bean counters or poor old pencil pushers sitting alone at in a small cubicles, then you’d be mistaken. Accounting is a fairly social profession with many different streams. OK, perhaps being an accountant isn’t always social. It is a serious job. Then again, no job is completely social. Let’s think about it for a moment. Because, in today’s world we network, use social media and go to meetups, no accountant is going to hide in a cubicle. So just where do accountants work? There are so many different streams of accountants. We thought it best to start with where accountants work. With so many streams to choose from, people with accounting careers in accounting practices, business, industry, government, education and IT. Personal characteristics If you are considering an accounting career, then you may possess: a need to learn new things embrace technology and innovation outstanding work ethics leadership potential Which qualification is best for me? This is a not as straight forward as you might believe. The following table matches the qualification to a job role. You can use this table as a guide to choose your course. Certificate III Certificate IV Diploma Advanced Diploma Accounts Clerk Payroll and Accounts Clerk Accounting Support Officer Bookkeeper Assistant Accountant Accountant Tax Agent What is the accounting career outlook? The job outlook to 2020 appears good for those considering an accounting career. According to myskills.gov.au, the demand for accountants, with a Certificate IV in Accounting is above average. The demand for accountants with a Diploma in Accounting or an Advanced Diploma in Accounting is high. Accounting,Accounting Courses,Career Planning Jacqueline Hodges Jacqueline Hodges is Head of the Department of Finance and has many years of experience as an academic writer and trainer. Jacqueline is a Chartered Accountant, a registered Tax Agent and Financial Planner. Post navigation ← You can become an SMSF Accountant! Small Business Beginnings to Growth → Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.